Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College students at graduation


Graduation General Requirements

See Associate Degree Guidelines for details.
See Bachelor's Degree details

File for Graduation

  • Download and complete the Candidacy for Graduation
  • Log in to InsideBC
  • Click on "Tools" on the top menu bar.
  • Select "MyDegreePath."
  • Check your Degree Works to make sure your catalog rights are stated and the major you are requesting is the major being evaluated.
  • Students whose major is not correct can choose to process a "What if Evaluation."
  • Under "Worksheets" click on "What If" to the left; choose your catalogs rights; choose the major you want to process and click the "Process What If" button on top.
  • Print your "MyDegreePath" and attach it to the Graduation Petition form. Turn them both in at the Admissions and Records office Window #6.
  • If you have less than 48 degree applicable unit’s petition must be submitted with your education plan attached and signed by a counselor or advisor.

Graduation Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: November 1
  • Spring Semester: April 1
  • Summer Semester: July 1

Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement ceremonies are held once each year in May. Students who complete their degree requirements during the fall, summer or spring prior to the ceremony or who will complete them in the following summer, are eligible to participate.

Diplomas are mailed to graduates approximately twelve (12) weeks after the current semester.

All of our associates and bachelors degrees shall be conferred by the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District upon a Bakersfield College student who has satisfactorily completed the requirements. These requirements are consistent with those prescribed by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District.

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